Friday, October 8, 2010

a little bit of everything, a lot of links!

Yesterday (or Wednesday if you want to get technical because overnights mess me up) I did this thing called "running." I'm not sure if you've heard of it? It's this form of exercise where you put one foot in front of the other, quickly, in order to move from point A to point B. I have not done this thing known as running for 2.5 weeks. I ran for 30 min on Wednesday and 30 min on Thursday. I am all sorts of sore now! Jeez.. I only took 2.5 weeks off! What's up with that? I would very willingly take weeks and weeks more time off, however I have a fear of turning into a porker. Seriously, I am legitimately afraid of getting fat. The fact that I am fairly fit is one of the big things I have going for me and I don't want to lose it!

I need to add some swimming and cycling into the mix, and probably some lifting too.

I have a few races on my radar for November. One is the Red Baron Half Marathon in Corning, NY. This race is on Nov. 7 and it doesn't start til 1 pm which is awesome. This was the first half marathon that I ever did, which I ran in 2008. The other race that I would like to do (I'm still unsure of the Red Baron but this one I DEFINITELY want to do) is the Run for the Diamonds in Berwick, PA. It's a 9 mile race on Thanksgiving Day. Berwick is a small town between Bloomsburg, PA and Wilkes-Barre, PA but the race is enormous and draws a very, very competitive crowd because the awards are actual diamonds. I have wanted to do this race for years but something always conflicted (or I wasn't in good enough shape to throw down a 9 miler). I think the stars have aligned for 2010!

And now for some  complete and utter randomness..

I ran into my new downstairs neighbor as I was leaving for work at 10:30 pm. Despite the fact that I was carrying my lunchbox, he told me to "enjoy my evening" as if I was running out for a quickie (I wish!) rather than heading into work for an overnight.

Last night's episode of The Office was one of the best episodes I have seen lately. I am a huge, huge fan of this show but since season 4 I think it's been slowly going downhill. And with the departure of Steve Carell at the end of this season, I'm not sure if I will even have the heart to watch anymore. However, this week's episode was hilarious.

KONA STREAMING LIVE STARTS AT 11 AM EST ON SATURDAY!!! (hmm.. I am not excited or anything). Currently I have plans to watch this with..... my cat...... in my pajamas...... with a whole bunch of junk food.

Also, I like to read important news articles lame dating articles on and I stumbled across one titled "What his favorite sport says about him" and OF COURSE triathlon was on there (woohoo!). Here is the excerpt:
As its name suggests, this is actually three sports – swimming, biking and running– merged into one excruciating but highly gratifying event. These competitors are driven, thrive on challenge, and they like variety. So does that mean they’re unable to commit? Who knows, but if you’re going to date a guy into triathlons, be prepared with a wetsuit and comfortable running shoes.

Oh boy.

Also, here are some more links for your enjoyment.

The Crawl (Youtube Video)

A really good ESPN article about athletes pooping themselves (seriously, read it).

And lastly, here is an updated photo of my healing M-dot tattoo!


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